The size of the UN human rights treaty system has doubled in the past eight years. Member states complain of too many, and often overlapping reporting requirements, but the body of human rights law keeps growing. A treaty on the rights of seniors is under way.
The UN and interest groups are now pushing for a new, duplicative human rights catalogue – a treaty on the rights of seniors. This would dilute attention from gross violations of fundamental freedoms with more international law that mainly mandates government services, writes Aaron Rhodes in the American Thinker.